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Breaking the taboo

01 April 2005

Nursing Standard


Carole Stones is the first mobile nurse in the community for leading bowel cancer charity Colon Cancer Concern. She says the past five years have seen exciting...

Practical stoma care

28 June 2000

Nursing Standard


Patricia Black looks at the reasons behind and management of different types of stoma, as well as outlining some of the possible problems associated with stomas. She...

Care of patients with stomas: the pouch change procedure

17 October 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses basic stoma care in relation to management of the pouch change procedure in a ward-based setting immediately following planned stoma-forming...

Psychological management of stoma-related concerns

27 May 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this article, the author discusses how nurses can identify, prevent and treat the psychological consequences of stoma surgery for patients and their families.

An overview of surgical stoma construction and its effects on the child and their family

01 May 2013

Nursing Children and Young People


Having a stoma can be a difficult adjustment for the child or young person and his or her family. Children’s stoma nurses provide support and education to the family...

Rectal irrigation for relief of functional bowel disorders

10 November 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the use of rectal irrigation for the symptomatic relief of functional bowel disorders in certain groups of patients. The authors undertook a...

Psychosocial implications of gastrostomy placement

01 September 2009

Paediatric Nursing


This article reviews the literature on the psychosocial implications of gastrostomy placement, and highlights key areas of concern for children and their families....

Preparing children and young people for stoma surgery

01 May 2006

Paediatric Nursing


There is little published literature regarding children and young people with stomas and their pre-operative care. Research in adults reveals negative psychosocial...

Stoma surgery in the older adult

01 February 2000

Nursing Older People


Aims and intended learning outcomes This article aims to provide a balanced overview of the reasons for stoma formation and the practical and psychological care...

Colorectal cancer

01 December 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice


Colorectal cancer is a general label applied to cancers occurring in the colon or rectum (see diagram 1). Each year in the UK, 56 people out of every 100,000 will be...